Rocky Mountain National Park FG-1 Corsair
|CAP data||4025N 10544W UNK,UNK,UNK,RAD ENG/HOR STAB/MISC MET VSB FM AIR,12.5|
|GPS coords||40 25' 15" 105 44' 29.5"|
|GPS decimal||40.42026 105.74125|
|Datum used||NAD 27|
|County||Rocky Mountain National Park (Federal Land)|
Aug. 27, 1948
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|Pieces scattered in the meadow.|
The wreck cause: Flew into the ground when doing "flat hatting" flight circling Forest Canyon Pass to Iceberg Pass.
Casualties: 1st Lt. Harvey Cranston Dodd
Site Description:. Lies in a grassy meadow on Iceberg Pass. Access
from Tundra Curves roadside parking. Must go around permanent snowfields.
Remains are engine, landing gear, oil coolers, misc spar sections. NPS probably
hacksawed and removed much of wreckage (found used hacksaw blade at site).
Nice lush elk meadow below with bugling elk on the day I visited.
Week of 10/6/97 NPS was collecting up pieces for helicopter removal of entire wreck. I haven't visited since the cleanup.
Best route This wreck is reached by parking at the Tundra Curves .. The wreck is downhill perhaps 500' and at the head of a nice lush hanging valley.
Trip Report : None.
|Mogbert says "Park Here"||Double row radial engine.||Wing section.|
All this stuff was gathered up and helicoptered away though you might find some bits and pieces even now.
Last Modified: 1/1/2008